HSBC New Zealand Sevens

26-27 January 2019
FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton

Women's Fast Four

Check out the Women's Fast Four tournament as part of the HSBC NZ Sevens

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Event Info

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Tournament Schedule

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What's on

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Useful Info

  • Getting to Waikato Stadium

    FMG Stadium Waikato is an easy 15-20 minute walk from Hamilton’s CBD. Public transport in Hamilton is free on the day for ticket holders. Fans using e-scooters will also have three drop-off points near the stadium.

  • Accommodation in Hamilton & Waikato


    From B&Bs to motels, hotels, holiday homes and more

  • Dining Options

    Enjoy award-winning cheese and wine and sample fresh produce at the numerous farmers markets across the region. In Hamilton City you will find an array of award-winning restaurants and popular cafes providing everything from tastes of Asia to traditional Kiwi fare.

While you are here...

Other Events

As well as the range of sporting events on in the region, there is a stellar line-up of music festival, markets and other great events happening throughout the Mighty Waikato. 

  • Hobbiton Movie Set New Year's Celebration- 12 January 2019: To celebrate the New Year, Hobbiton™ Movie Set will be holding a special four hour New Year’s celebration to commemorate.
  • Waka Ama National Sprint Championships - 14-19 January 2019: Teams from around New Zealand will descend on Lake Karapiro to compete in sprints, all with the goal of taking our the championship title in their categories. 
  • UCI Track Cycling World Championship - 18-20 January 2019: The world’s best track cyclists will descend on the Waikato region for the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup held at the Avantidrome Cambridge. 
  • Soundsplash - 18-20 January 2019: Soundsplash is a three day summer festival of music, freedom and expression, held in the Wainui reserve in Raglan. 
  • Ride - 22-27 January 2019: The most impactful community cycling event in the country which includes the New Zealand Cycle Classic, Maunga Madness and The Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo.
  • Festival One - 25-28 January 2018: A multi-day Christian festival, which brings together music, creative arts and culture to create a community atmosphere within the festival.
  • Fatboy Slim - 25 January 2019: Fatboy Slim will be coming to Hamilton's Claudelands Arena on Friday 25 January 2019. 
  • HSBC NZ Sevens - 26-27 January 2019: With a rich rugby heritage, Hamilton and the wider Waikato region will once again come alive with sevens rugby action.
  • Cricket - 23 November 2018-4 March 2019: With a combination of test matches and ODI all on the agenda, there are plenty of opportunities to grab some mates and head to the cricket in Hamilton this summer.
  • Gourmet in the Gardens - 28 October 2018-24 March 2019: From mid-October until March 2019, the region’s best food trucks descend on the Hamilton Gardens to delight the punters eagerly awaiting tasty tucker on sunny Sunday afternoons.
  • Kiwigrass Festival - 1-3 February 2019: February 2019 will see the first ever Kiwigrass festival at Narrows Park along the Waikato River in Hamilton.
  • Bluewaters Festival - 2 February 2019: The Waikato region's newest music festival, Bluewaters Music Festival, comes to the Mighty River Domain at Lake Karapiro this February 2019.
  • Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival - 20 February-3 March 2019: This iconic open-air summer festival celebrates all things creative within the internationally acclaimed and award winning Hamilton Gardens.
  • Plus many more...

Visiting from out of town?

Accommodation in Hamilton & Waikato NZ

From inner city hotels and motels to rural lodges and beachside holiday parks, the region boasts a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes.

  • Novotel Tainui Hamilton: On the banks of the Waikato River, within a short distance of the Hamilton City section of the Te Awa cycleway, Novotel offers all the creature comforts of a large hotel.
  • Distinction Hotel Hamilton: Boasting 147 rooms and suites, many refurbished in 2017, free unlimited Wi-Fi, restaurant & bar, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool & spa pools.
  • Kelly Rd: Contemporary, luxury accommodation including studio units and one/two bedroom apartments in Cambridge. 
  • Ibis Tainui Hamilton: The hotel presents the only restaurant in the city with breath taking views of the Waikato River - a great place to enjoy unique local flavors
  • Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton: A warm welcome that's worth checking into - Ventura is great value accommodation for a night away.

Family flying to Hamilton?

With direct flights daily from Wellington, Christchurch and more, it's easy to get your sporting fix this summer.


Activity Suggestions

Top Activities & Attractions in Hamilton & Waikato

Make the most of your visit to the Mighty Waikato these great activity suggestions. From underground wonders and Middle-earth Movie Magic to wildlife encounters, kayak trips and much more.

  • Waitomo Glowworm CavesVisit the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and gaze in awe at the galaxy of glowworms. Grab a Cave combo deal and visit the Ruakuri Cave (pictured above) as well.
  • Hobbiton Movie SetDiscover movie magic with a guided tour through the permanent set as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.
  • Hamilton GardensExplore the award-winning Hamilton Gardens and discover different civilisations and historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world.
  • SKYCITY HamiltonCheck out SKYCITY Hamilton's new Bowl & Social for ten pin bowling, great food and timezone games.
  • Waitomo Adventures: Get your adrenaline pumping with a zipline, abseil or black water rafting trip with Waitomo Adventures, or try their newest family friendly tour, the Troll Cave.
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari: Discover Plentiful walks through native forest for close encounters with birdlife and reptiles.
  • Hamilton ZooGet up close and personal with exotic animals such as Lemur and Rhino with a Eye2Eye encounter at Hamilton Zoo.
  • Waikato MuseumWith top art, history and interactive kids exhibitions the Waikato Museum is a perfect indoor activity for the entire family.
  • Hampton DownsChallenge friends and family to a few laps of go karting at Hampton Downs and get the blood pumping with a V8 Muscle Car or Supercar experience.
  • Zealong Tea EstateTreat yourself to a high tea overlooking the stunning tea plantation.
  • Lake District Adventures: Take a magical glowwom kayak tour on Lake Karapiro, or hire some bikes to explore the Waikato River Trails.
  • Raglan Kayak & PaddleboardExplore Raglan's limestone coast with kayak & paddleboard tours and rentals.
  • Raglan Surf SchoolLearn to surf on Raglan's world famous left-hand surf breaks.
  • Good George BreweryLearn all about the brewing process and their award-winning beers with a Brewery Tour, or enjoy a bite to eat in the dining hall.
  • Go Skydive: Get your adrenaline pumping with a skydive from up to 13,000ft, providing stunning views of the Waikato region below.
  • Plus much more.

Free Attractions

Free Attractions in Hamilton & Waikato

From meandering through stunning gardens to discovering picturesque waterfalls and climbing to mountaintop views - there are plenty of free attractions to enjoy in the Mighty Waikato.

  • Waiorongomai Valley: Step back into gold mining history as you explore the Waiorongomai Valley in Te Aroha
  • Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway: Visit the internationally acclaimed springs, with water so pure its supplies around 70% of NZ's bottled water
  • Wairere Falls: Walk the Wairere Falls track near Matamata for stunning views of the falls and out over the region
  • Otorohanga Kiwiana Walk: Pick up a quiz sheet from the Otorohanga i-SITE and look for clues on the Ed Hillary walkways
  • Hamilton Gardens: Download and follow the Hamilton Gardens Children's Discovery Trail activity sheet
  • Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve: Explore the attractive bush walk to the Cascade Waterfalls
  • Hamilton Lake Domain: Stroll around the lake and let the kids loose on the playground
  • Hakarimata Walkway: Visit ancient Kauri trees, tackle the summit stairs or try the family friendly rail trail tracks
  • Gallagher Bike Skills Park: Helps your children to learn essential bike skills in a safe environment
  • Mokena Geyser: Watch the world's only naturally hot soda water geyser erupt every 40 minutes in Te Aroha - while you are there check out the free foot pools in the domain
  • Cycle Trails: From the banks of the Waikato River to the ancient Pureora Forest, there are many cycle trails to enjoy
  • Plus much more